I don’t know about all of you, but I’m totally in love with iced tea. There are just so many great options out there nowadays that it’s hard to resist. I find that it’s very difficult for me to get excited about drinking water all day long, but I also don’t want all the sugar that’s in fruit juice. Iced tea is the perfect happy medium. Since I drink it nearly every day, I had to figure out a super simple way to make it. Voila – my (brilliant) mason jar iced tea was born! Since each tea is different, it’s hard to give general instructions, so this is more of a guideline than a hard set of rules. It may take a couple tries until you get it exactly right to your taste, but once you get it, you’ll find yourself making iced tea this way quite frequently. Enjoy!
Mason Jar Iced Tea
An easy way to make real, freshly-brewed iced tea at home. All you need is a mason jar and your favorite tea!
Put the tea bag into the mason jar. I suggest putting your sugar in at this point. I find once the hot water is in the jar, it creates condensation and the sugar can stick to the sides of the jar. Not fun!
Pour hot water into the mason jar. I find filling it halfway is the best. Set your timer for the normal amount of time for the type of tea you're using.
Remove the tea bag, squeezing out excess water.
Throw a bunch of ice cubes into the jar, but don't fill it all the way up yet. This will make it easier to stir without making a mess.
Stir the tea vigorously to allow it to cool down quickly. Once those cubes have dissolved or the tea is cooled down a lot, add more ice. I usually fill it right to the top with ice cubes at this point.